What to take: a survival kit
Tuesday 29 July 1997
l Other vaccine, if needed and if available
l Paracetamol for pain relief and colds
l Sun-screen of SPF15 or higher
l Insect repellent and mosquito net for campers
l Calamine lotion to take the sting out of sunburn
l Travel sickness pills
l Anti-diarrhoea/electrolyte replacement solutions
l Water-purification tablets
l Indigestion remedies
l Cold-sore treatment - sunlight can trigger an attack
l Anti-histamine tablets for hay fever and allergies.
A booklet, `Health Advice for Travellers', is available free from post offices and advice is also available from the Department of Health (0171-210 4850). The Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Travel Clinic runs a health line for travellers on 0839 337731.
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